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Posted Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:30PM

Was reading an article earlioer this evening about England's third test match vs India.

Not going into the details of the game here but this paragraph at the end of the article caugth my eye:


We are using archive pictures for this Test because several photo agencies, including Getty Images, have been barred from the ground following a dispute with the Board of Control for Cricket in India, while other agencies have withdrawn their photographers in protest.


What's going on there?


This is the link to the article:

(Edited to add link on 2012-11-25 12:31:36 by lupideloop)

(Edited on 2012-11-25 12:32:23 by lupideloop)
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Posted Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:21PM
Strange. Would love to find out. Usually India doesn't get sticky about things like this. It's probably just a dispute about the use of photography afterwards - one or two agencies or magazines or papers may have pushed the boundaries resulting in an outright over-reaction from Indian cricket authorities. Whatever the case, I doubt it will have repercussions for us on IS.
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Posted Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:36AM

Better article here it does illustrate the difference (their interpretation) between editorial and sales promotional use quite nicely though. I guess it's also to do with individual player "Image Rights" contracts too. Cricket is such a huge sport there some of their players are multi millionaires through their variuos sponsorship deals.

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